Welcome to QueerFest
Pioneer Heights Queerfest Passport Program
If you are a resident of Pioneer Heights, pick up a passport at El Derado's front desk for all the great programs and events that will be happening on campus during Queerfest. Get a stamp from any of the events that you attend and have a chance to win a gift at the raffle that will take place Thursday, February 16th at the 3rd Annual Queerfest Performance Festival. Prizes include season theater tickets, gifts cards to good vibrations, and more. Passports will be made available to residents for pick up at El Derado's front desk February 4th.
- Monday, Feb. 13th
- Tuesday, Feb. 14th
- Wednesday, Feb. 15th
- Thursday, Feb. 16th
- Friday, Feb. 17th
Trans 10110:40-11:50am, NSCI 120
This participatory workshop will discuss gender non-conformity, labels, transphobia, and the need to respect people's gender identity. Concrete tips regarding language, especially pronouns, will be provided.
How Queer is Sport? Creating Space for Transgender Athletes6pm, ASI Diversity Center
The documentary, 100% Woman, which follows the struggles that elite mountain biker Michelle Dumaresq faces as a transgendered athlete, will be shown1, followed by a discussion led by Professor Becky Beal from the Department of Kinesiology. Sponsored by the Center for Sport and Social Justice.
Gays, Glue, and Glitter8-9:30pm, Lassen Community Room, Pioneer Heights
Come together with fellow students to show support for the LGBTQIA community. We will share our support and affection for each other through expressing our creativity and making crafts such as rainbow stars, origami hearts, rainbow mobiles and friendship bracelets. Queer students and allies welcome!
Queer Spirituality and Religion10:00-11:45am, UU Multipurpose Room A
Come join us for a panel discussion and audience Q&A of the queer community in relation to spirituality and religion. A variety of faiths will be discussed, including Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism, and will be hosted by the Queer Straight Alliance.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds2-2:50pm, Student Health and Counseling Services - Main Conference Room
Your Health Matters! Join representatives from Student Health & Counseling Services for a discussion about equal access to healthcare, learn about campus-based services, and tour our facility.
The Lavender Seniors3:30-5pm, Location TBA.
Come join the Lavender Seniors, an LGBTQ group of seniors in the East Bay, for a documentary featuring stories from seniors and what it was like being in the community pre-Stonewall and pre-Harvey Milk.
Quoncert6-9pm, Multipurpose Room
An all-inclusive musical and dance performance featuring a variety of artists and performers from the East Bay who have varied and unique art styles. The line-up for the performance will include Parris Moore- R&B singer, Tazz Williams- rap, Arty Wilcock-vocalist and guitar player, Miss Reina drag queen extraordinaire, Phantom Power- psycho-billy band, and S.T.A.N.C.E. CSUEB's local dance group.
Love Beyond the SEX7:30-10pm, Lassen Community Room, Pioneer Heights
Come join Pioneer Heights in the reenacting of two very well-known game shows: Mystery Date, and the Newlywed Game, but with a bit of a Pioneer twist. In Mystery Date, students looking for love or lifelong friendships will have a chance to pair with a fellow student of similar or different sexual orientation and gender, exploring the lines of Love Beyond the SEX. Also join us for the Newlywed game where people will be tested on their loved ones' interests, pet peeves and aspirations, regardless of sexual orientation. Audience members will witness and explore the similarities that straight and gay couples have and be encouraged to look beyond the label of gender roles.
Pink Party9pm, Theater Rm. 182
Following the Quoncert, join us for a darkroom party with Pink as the theme. Dressing the part is ideal. During the Quoncert and before the crowning, there will be a chance for people to enter for the title of Pink King and Queen of the party.
Drag 10110:40 – 11:50am, Science N120
Join Professor Eric Kupers and members of QSA and QPOC for an exploration of Drag: Drag Queens, Drag Kings and Drag Beyond Labels through discussion, video and live demonstration.
Gay Marriage and Philosophy from Plato to Judith Butler12:00 – 1:30pm, ASI Diversity Center
Has marriage always been defined as "one man and one woman"? How have philosophers defined and talked about marriage through time? Is marriage good for human beings? Is it an outmoded institution? Is marriage a right? If it is, should you get married? You'll be surprised at the arguments! Facilitated by Professor Jennifer Eagan and members of the Philosophy Society.
Reel Talk: La Mission4-6pm, ASI Diversity Center
Come join us for a viewing of the film, La Mission. Set in the Mission district of San Francisco, ultra-macho ex-con Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) learns the true meaning of being a father when he discovers his son (Jeremy Ray Valdez) is gay. Rivera turns violent at first, but when a neighbor (Erika Alexander) helps him see through his anger, he begins to reconcile his long-held beliefs. Discussion to follow.
Dave Zirin speaking on Sports, Politics, and Resistance in the US7pm, University Theatre
Dave Zirin, columnist and author of several books, will speak to a range of issues surrounding sports and politics, including racism, sexism, and homophobia. Sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and the Center for Sport & Social Justice.
Sex & Chocolate II8-10p, Lassen Hall - Pioneer Heights
Do you have questions about sex you always wanted to ask? Join us for a discussion about life's little pleasures. Free on-site HIV Testing provided by BBC.
Inclusive Dance Workshop and Dance Flash Mob10 – 11:45am, PE 140
CSUEB Student Timothy Ibrahim will lead a dance workshop that will culminate in a large group dance flash mob at various sites around campus. People of all levels of experience are invited to come dance your heart out and celebrate our unity in the way that only spontaneous public dancing can.
3rd Annual Queer Dance Festival7:30 - 9:30pm, PE 140
A free performance of innovative Queer performance by professional and student artists from across the Bay Area, including original work by Lucia August, Liz Boubion and Afia Walking Tree, CSUEB Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble, Dandelion Dancetheater, Jay Lowman, The Tea Dancers / Ballet de la Compasion, Tim Rubel Human Shakes, Jason Torres Hancock, Brontez Purnell and Jesse Hewitt and more.
The performance will be followed by an informal dance party.
Come watch some great performance and shake your bones!
Safe Zone Ally Training10:40-11:50am, NSCI 120
This interactive workshop will help you become a well-rounded ally to the LGBT Community. You will have the opportunity to learn LGBTQ terminology and hear about current struggles in the LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ Drop-In Support Group12-1pm, Student Health and Counseling Services, Group Seminar Room
Connect with other LGBTQ students on campus in a supportive and safe environment. Co-facilitated by Milena Edwards and Ryan Guetersloh from Counseling Services.
Any questions or comments about QueerFest, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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